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Opinions June 12, 2013

June 12, 2013
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Indiana Court of Appeals
John H. Mooney, as Special Administrator of the Estate of Joseph S. Mooney, Deceased v. Anonymous M.D. 4, Anonymous M.D. 5, and Anonymous Hospital
32A04-1208-CT-414
Civil tort. Reverses order dismissing with prejudice Mooney’s proposed complaint for damages in a medical malpractice action. The trial court did not have jurisdiction to dismiss under Trial Rule 41(E), and it abused its discretion when it dismissed the proposed complaint under I.C. 34-18-10-14.

Mark Kevin Liston v. State of Indiana (NFP)
45A05-1207-CR-385
Criminal. Grants rehearing and reverses the trial judge’s rescission of the referee’s order granting Liston post-conviction relief. Remands for proceedings.

Shaun Wilkinson v. State of Indiana (NFP)

33A04-1209-CR-478
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class A felonies dealing in a schedule III controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a family housing unit.

Allen Stewart v. Jennifer Miller (NFP)

53A01-1212-PO-541
Protective order. Affirms order of protection issued at the request of Miller.

Robert O. Morris v. State of Indiana (NFP)

49A04-1211-CR-571
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony battery.

Stanley B. Crumble a/k/a Melvin Coleman v. State of Indiana (NFP)
32A01-1211-PC-487
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

Tarrence Lee v. State of Indiana (NFP)
71A03-1301-CR-5
Criminal. Affirms murder conviction.

E.W. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1211-JV-918
Juvenile. Affirms adjudication for committing what would be Class A misdemeanor criminal trespass if committed by an adult.

City of Jeffersonville, Indiana and City of Jeffersonville Sanitary Sewer Board v. Environmental Management Corporation (NFP)
10A01-1210-PL-485
Civil plenary. Reverses the trial court’s award of attorney fees in favor of Environmental Management Corporation and remands with instructions.

Tyrone Walker v. State of Indiana (NFP)

49A02-1211-CR-933
Criminal. Reverses conviction of Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of Q.R., J.B., and J.R. v. Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
80A02-1211-JT-909
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.

Jawyan James Townes v. State of Indiana (NFP)
02A03-1210-CR-441
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony possession of marijuana.

Sherard Taylor v. State of Indiana (NFP)

49A02-1210-CR-794
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony fraud on a financial institution.

Edward T. Bronaugh v. State of Indiana (NFP)

49A02-1210-CR-832
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class D felonies battery and residential entry, Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement, Class B misdemeanors disorderly conduct and public intoxication and Class C misdemeanor public nudity.

Tracey B. Young v. State of Indiana (NFP)
45A05-1210-CR-525
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class C felony and Class D felony criminal confinement, Class D felony strangulation and Class D felony domestic battery.


The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court posted no opinions by IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana decisions by IL deadline.
 

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  1. "So we broke with England for the right to "off" our preborn progeny at will, and allow the processing plant doing the dirty deeds (dirt cheap) to profit on the marketing of those "products of conception." I was completely maleducated on our nation's founding, it would seem. (But I know the ACLU is hard at work to remedy that, too.)" Well, you know, we're just following in the footsteps of our founders who raped women, raped slaves, raped children, maimed immigrants, sold children, stole property, broke promises, broke apart families, killed natives... You know, good God fearing down home Christian folk! :/

  2. Who gives a rats behind about all the fluffy ranking nonsense. What students having to pay off debt need to know is that all schools aren't created equal and students from many schools don't have a snowball's chance of getting a decent paying job straight out of law school. Their lowly ranked lawschool won't tell them that though. When schools start honestly (accurately) reporting *those numbers, things will get interesting real quick, and the looks on student's faces will be priceless!

  3. Whilst it may be true that Judges and Justices enjoy such freedom of time and effort, it certainly does not hold true for the average working person. To say that one must 1) take a day or a half day off work every 3 months, 2) gather a list of information including recent photographs, and 3) set up a time that is convenient for the local sheriff or other such office to complete the registry is more than a bit near-sighted. This may be procedural, and hence, in the near-sighted minds of the court, not 'punishment,' but it is in fact 'punishment.' The local sheriffs probably feel a little punished too by the overwork. Registries serve to punish the offender whilst simultaneously providing the public at large with a false sense of security. The false sense of security is dangerous to the public who may not exercise due diligence by thinking there are no offenders in their locale. In fact, the registry only informs them of those who have been convicted.

  4. Unfortunately, the court doesn't understand the difference between ebidta and adjusted ebidta as they clearly got the ruling wrong based on their misunderstanding

  5. A common refrain in the comments on this website comes from people who cannot locate attorneys willing put justice over retainers. At the same time the judiciary threatens to make pro bono work mandatory, seemingly noting the same concern. But what happens to attorneys who have the chumptzah to threatened the legal status quo in Indiana? Ask Gary Welch, ask Paul Ogden, ask me. Speak truth to power, suffer horrendously accordingly. No wonder Hoosier attorneys who want to keep in good graces merely chase the dollars ... the powers that be have no concerns as to those who are ever for sale to the highest bidder ... for those even willing to compromise for $$$ never allow either justice or constitutionality to cause them to stand up to injustice or unconstitutionality. And the bad apples in the Hoosier barrel, like this one, just keep rotting.

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